Magical Nepal


12 Days / 10 Nights

MAGICAL NEPAL

Explore the best of Nepal, interacting with local people as you marvel at medieval Kathmandu and stay in the heart of the Himalaya in the lakeside setting of Pokhara. Enjoy gentle walks against the backdrop of the spectacular Annapurna range. Wildlife enthusiasts can extend this epic journey with a 3-night stay in Chitwan National Park.

WoW experiences

  • 2-night stay in the low Himalaya with day walks
  • Visit a local school and chat to a retired Gurkha
  • Cookery lesson in Kathmandu
  • MAGICAL NEPAL

    Explore the best of Nepal, interacting with local people as you marvel at medieval Kathmandu and stay in the heart of the Himalaya in the lakeside setting of Pokhara. Enjoy gentle walks against the backdrop of the spectacular Annapurna range. Wildlife enthusiasts can extend this epic journey with a 3-night stay in Chitwan National Park.

    WoW experiences

  • 2-night stay in the low Himalaya with day walks
  • Visit a local school and chat to a retired Gurkha
  • Cookery lesson in Kathmandu
  • ITINERARIES

    Day 1 Fly to Kathmandu : Fly to Kathmandu via Dubai with Emirates. (N)
    Day 2 Kathmandu : On arrival transfer to the Hotel Himalaya for a 3night stay. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
    Day 3 Kathmandu : Morning sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath stupa. After lunch visit the Royal Palace of Patan and its stunning display of Newari architecture. (B)
    Day 4 Kathmandu : Morning tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhnath stupa. Afternoon dal bhat cookery lesson. (B)
    Day 5 Pokhara : After breakfast drive to Pokhara for a 2-night stay at the Temple Tree Resort & Spa. (B)
    Day 6 Pokhara : Morning at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing of Bindabaisni temple, Seti gorge, Devi’s Falls and the Tibetan village. Enjoy a late afternoon boat ride on Phewa lake. (B)
    Day 7 Gurung : Drive for an hour to the start point of the walk. Follow a beautiful forested trail along level ground to the Gurung Lodge*, where you will spend 2 nights. Located at 1,450 metres, the lodge is built along the lines of a traditional Nepalese village, with every room affording spectacular views of the Annapurna mountains. After lunch, walk to the nearby village of Tanchok to visit a local home. Gurung Lodge provides drinking water and local drinks at happy hour. (B, L, D)
    Day 8 Gurung : Walk for 1.5 hours to the viewpoint of Gurung Hill for magnificent views of Annapurna South and the surrounding mountains. Lunch at the lodge before visiting a nearby village and its museum and local school. (B, L, D)
    Day 9 Pokhara : Walk to the end point of the trek and drive to Pokhara for an overnight stay at Temple Tree Resort & Spa. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
    Day 10 Bandipur : Drive to Bandipur, a living museum of Newari culture, for an overnight stay at the Old Inn. Walk through the local village and its main street lined with traditional houses and temples. (B, L, D)
    Day 11 Kathmandu : Drive to Kathmandu visiting a local village and the home of a retired Gurkha en route. Overnight at the Hotel Himalaya. (B)
    Day 12 Fly to home : Take the flight to London via Dubai with Emirates. (B)